Upcoming Events and Opportunities, February 28, 2019

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EVENTS:

1. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Twenty Years of Looking White People in the Eye- Lecture by Sherene H. Razack, Distinguished Professor and Penny Kanner Chair in Gender Studies, UCLA (March 18, 2019, 2:30-4:30, Founders Assembly Hall/152 Founders College)

2. CFR Presents: "Contesting Queer Exclusion: Intersectionality and Marginality in Hong Kong (LGBTQ+) Migrants Pride” By Dr. Daniel Conway (March 29, 2019, 626 Kaneff)

3. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Second Annual Indigenous Women’s Speakers’ Series Event "Politics, Knowledge, Ecology, Culture" with Deb McGregor, Cheryl Suzack, and Karyn Recollet (April 8, 2019, 519 Kaneff)

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EVENTS:

1. Nan Enstad – The Jim Crow Cigarette in China: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (March 1, 2019)

2. The Global Labour Research Centre and CERLAC Present Labour and Development Strategies in the Global South: How Labour Relations Moulded New Developmentalism in Argentina and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey with Dr. Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen (March 5, 2019)

3. Leveraging your PhD outside of academia - Panel Sessions (March 6 & 7, 2019)

4. Anthropology Lecture: Interior Frontiers- Concept-Work on Rough Ground Presented by Ann Stoler (March 7, 2019)

5. Domestic Violence Before The Canadian Courts: Intersections, Impacts, Identities (March 8, 2019)

6. Real Jobs, Living Wages Forum (March 16, 2019)

7. Live Performance: SIGMA at the St. Lawrence Centre (March 16 & 17, 2019)

8. Live Performance: Hot Brown Honey at the Bluma Appel Theatre (April 5-7, 2019)

 CALLS: 

1. Call for Proposals: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2019 (March 29, 2019)

2. Call for Submissions: Feminist Media Studies- Commentary and Criticism- 19.5 Pregnancy and the Media (April 26, 2019)

3. Call for Papers: Critical Theory in Dark Times: The Prospects for Liberation in the Shadow of the Radical Right (May 1, 2019)

OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Job Opportunity:  Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair - SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (March 4, 2019)

2. Job Opportunity: Consultancy: Staff Up-Skilling on Social and Gender Norm Change at Plan International (March 4, 2019)

3. Job Opportunity:  Finance Manager at Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (March 7, 2019)

4. Job Opportunity: Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) (March 18, 2019)

5. Job Opportunity: Senior U.S Digital Campaigner at 350.org (March 20, 2019)

6. Job Opportunity: Regional Advocacy Associate at The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) (March 22, 2019)

7. Summer Institute on Sexuality at the University of Amsterdam, Graduate School of Social Sciences (April 1, 2019)

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EVENTS:

1. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Twenty Years of Looking White People in the Eye- Lecture by Sherene H. Razack, Distinguished Professor and Penny Kanner Chair in Gender Studies, UCLA (March 18, 2019)

In honour of Dr. Sherene Razack's ground-breaking book Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms (now in its fourth edition), and her important and on-going contributions to critical race feminisms and socio-legal studies.

Introduced by co-editors of the special issue of Canadian Journal of Women and the Law celebrating the book’s 20th anniversary: Dr. Gada Mahrouse (Concordia), Dr. Leslie Thielen-Wilson (Nipissing) and Dr. Carmela Murdocca (York).

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019. Time: 2.30-4.30pm. Location: Founders Assembly Hall (152 Founders College), York University. Accessibility: Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby. Wayfinding signs will be posted. Everyone welcome. Click here for directions to York University: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/ . Click here for directions to Founders Assembly Hall: https://goo.gl/maps/aMuFEXNMJ2U2 Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/316853445694446/ RSVP to: juliapyr@yorku.ca .

Dr. Sherene Razack is one of Canada’s leading critical race feminist theorists and is especially known for developing an analytic that shows how racial violence is often legally and socially authorized and is integral to the making of states, and how racial violence is gendered and sexualized. Dr. Razack is the founder of the virtual research and teaching network Racial Violence Hub (RVHub).

Co-sponsored by: Department of Social Science, Department of Sociology, Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, the Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, the Department of Equity Studies, the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

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2. CFR Presents: "Contesting Queer Exclusion: Intersectionality and Marginality in Hong Kong (LGBTQ+) Migrants Pride” By Dr. Daniel Conway (March 29, 2019)

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:

“Contesting Queer Exclusion: Intersectionality and Marginality in Hong Kong (LGBTQ+) Migrants Pride”

By Dr. Daniel Conway (Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster)

Chaired by Dr. Amar Wahab (Associate Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University)

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Date: Friday March 29th, 2019

Time: 10:30 am – 12pm

Location: 626 Kaneff Tower, York University

Accessibility: Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby. Wayfinding signs will be posted. Everyone welcome.

Click here for directions to York University

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/257396741875270/

RSVP to: juliapyr@yorku.ca

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This paper draws from research conducted as part of a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship exploring the contemporary global politics of Gay Pride, focusing specifically on the forms of activism and issues raised at Hong Kong Migrants Pride 2018. Migrants Pride was first held in 2015 and is organised by migrant women’s groups in Hong Kong.  Held the day after Hong Kong Pride, and separately from the Pink Dot and Pink Season LGBTQ+ festivals, the Migrants Pride Parade weaves through central Hong Kong, past the migrant women workers and their families who sit on cardboard boxes in the shadow of designer shopping malls and HSBC’s headquarters.

In 2018, Migrants Pride was held alongside HSBC’s Community Festival. This highlighted a tense and incongruous relationship between space, place and community making, which underpins the marginality and vulnerability that LGBTQ+ migrant workers face in Hong Kong. Migrants Pride represents domestic workers and sex workers who occupy a precarious and often overlooked place and status in Hong Kong. These workers are excluded from dominant constructs of LGBTQ+ community and also broader discourses of rights for privileged expatriate workers in Hong Kong.

Analyzing the queering of space, vulnerability and exclusion by activists, the paper argues that Migrant Pride articulates intersectional rights and identities, enacting activist practices that engage with migrants’ inequality and precarity, while building solidarity and contesting invisibility and marginality. Combining ethnography, interviews and visual methods, this paper develops feminist and queer international relations theorisation of LGBTQ+ and women’s activism in global contexts.

Dr. Daniel Conway is the Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, and holds the Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for his project “The Global Politics of Pride: LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance”. His work has mainly focused on how modes of privilege, specifically whiteness, masculinity and heterosexuality, are constituted and the moments and possibilities for their contestation and reformulation. His work draws from and contributes to Feminist International Relations, political sociology and queer theory. Dr. Conway holds a PhD in Politics by Rhodes University, South Africa.

Co-sponsored by: The Centre for Refugee Studies, York Centre for Asian Studies (YCAR) and the Sexuality Studies Program.

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3. The Centre for Feminist Research Presents: Second Annual Indigenous Women’s Speakers’ Series Event "Politics, Knowledge, Ecology, Culture" with Deb McGregor, Cheryl Suzack, and Karyn Recollet (April 8, 2019)

SAVE THE DATE!

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:  Second Annual Indigenous Women’s Speakers’ Series Event “Politics, Knowledge, Ecology, Culture” Featuring Indigenous scholars Drs. Deborah McGregor (York University), Cheryl Suzack (University of Toronto) and Karyn Recollet (University of Toronto)

Panel moderator Dr. Elaine Coburn (York University)

Each panelist will speak about her scholarship, followed by a moderated conversation on the themes of politics, knowledge ecology and culture. The panel will end with an audience Q&A.

About the event:

Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 2.30-4.30pm

Location: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University

Accessibility: Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby.

Wayfinding signs will be posted. Everyone welcome.

Click here for directions to York University: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/keele-transit-directions/

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037541532965752/

RSVP to: juliapyr@yorku.ca

About the panelists:

Deborah McGregor (Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First Nation) is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Her research has focused on Indigenous knowledge systems and their various applications in diverse contexts including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development. Her research has been published in a variety of national and international journals and she has delivered numerous public and academic presentations relating to Indigenous knowledge systems, governance and sustainability. She co-edited Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age with Mario Blaser, Ravi De Costa and William Coleman (2010) and she is co-editor (with Alan Corbiere, Mary Ann Corbiere and Crystal Migwans) of the Anishinaabewin conference proceedings series.

Karyn Recollet is Assistant Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.  She is an urban Cree scholar/writer whose work focuses on urban

Indigenous arts praxis in relationship to complex forms of urban glyphing- expressing an understanding of land pedagogies that exceed the terrestrial. Recollet’s work focuses on gestures and bundling to map out Indigenous futurist thought and relational practices of being.

Cheryl Suzack (Batchewana First Nations) is Associate Professor in the Department of English, at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Indigenous law and literature, with a particular emphasis on writing by Indigenous women. In her book, Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, she explores how Indigenous women’s writing from Canada and the United States addresses case law concerning tribal membership, intergenerational residential school experiences, and land claims. Her current project analyzes Justice Thurgood Marshall’s papers in the context of Indian civil rights claims from the 1960s. She is a co-editor (with Greig Henderson and Simon Stern) of “The Critical Work of Law and Literature,” University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2013) and a co-editor and contributor (with Shari Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, and Jean Barman) to the award-winning collection, Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture (UBC 2010). Professor Suzack is cross-appointed to Indigenous Studies. In January 2018, she was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University.

Co-Sponsors: Glendon Indigenous Council, the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, the Department of Politics, Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, UofT.

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EVENTS:

1. Nan Enstad – The Jim Crow Cigarette in China: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (March 1 , 2019)

Guest Lecture

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Sid Smith Hall, Room 2098, UofT

Speaker: Nan Enstad, UW Madison

Traditional narratives of capitalist change often rely on the myth of the willful entrepreneur from the global North who transforms the economy and delivers modernity—for good or ill—to the rest of the world. In “The Jim Crow Cigarette in China,” Nan Enstad upends this story, revealing the myriad cross-cultural encounters that produced corporate life before World War II.

In this startling account of innovation and expansion, Enstad uncovers a corporate network rooted in Jim Crow segregation that stretched between the United States and China and beyond. Cigarettes, Inc. teems with a global cast—from Egyptian, American, and Chinese entrepreneurs to a multiracial set of farmers, merchants, factory workers, marketers, and even baseball players, jazz musicians, and sex workers. Through their stories, “The Jim Crow Cigarette in China” accounts for the cigarette’s spectacular rise in popularity and in the process offers nothing less than a sweeping reinterpretation of corporate power itself.

Nan Enstad is the Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an affiliate of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and the Afro-American Studies Department, and the current Director of the UW Food Studies Network.

*This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute at Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, the Department of Historical Studies and the Department of History at the University of Toronto.

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2. The Global Labour Research Centre and CERLAC Present Labour and Development Strategies in the Global South: How Labour Relations Moulded New Developmentalism in Argentina and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey with Dr. Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen (March 5, 2019) 

The Global Labour Research Centre and CERLAC are pleased to host

Labour and Development Strategies in the Global South: How labour relations moulded new developmentalism in Argentina and authoritarian neoliberalism in Turkey

with

Dr. Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen, York University

Tuesday, March 5th

Ross S802, York University

2:30pm-4:00pm

More than one and a half decade after their worst economic crises endured in their recent history in 2001, Argentina and Turkey are back in the spotlight with another concurrent crisis led by rapidly rising consumer prices and sharp depreciation of their currencies. Observers lumping together these two cases tend to give little or no attention to important differences between the rival development strategies put into effect in these two cases by the 2000s. In this talk, Dr. Bozkurt-Gungen will explore how labour relations and labour policies have differently moulded the post-2001 political-economic trajectories in Argentina and Turkey, characterized by a neo-developmentalist orientation in the former and the entrenchment of the neoliberal agenda with increasingly authoritarian characteristics in the latter.

Dr. Bozkurt-Gungen is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science and the Department of Political Science at York University. She is a scholar in residence at the Global Labour Research Centre and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York for the 2018-2019 academic year. Her current research addresses the links between authoritarian forms of governance; relations of production and social reproduction; and limits to and prospects for collective, democratic empowerment.

This is a free event, however seats are limited. Please RSVP!

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/labour-and-development-strategies-in-turkey-and-argentina-tickets-56367797600

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2187635554787602/

Light refreshments will be served.

All are welcome.

The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by Department of Social Science, Department of Politics, Department of History, School of Social Work, CERLAC, Faculty of Education, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology and School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Study.

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3. Leveraging your PhD outside of academia - Panel Sessions (March 6 & 7, 2019)

Leveraging your PhD outside of academia (for York PhD students and Postdocs in the Social Sciences & Humanities)

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals in areas such as government, think tanks, and non-academic research and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where you will have the opportunity to ask the panelists your own questions.

Participating Panelists:

Mai Nguyen, PhD Political Science, 2014

Senior Consultant, Maple Leaf Strategies

Raphael Costa, PhD History, 2015

Associate, Economic and Cultural Development, City of Vaughan

Craig Roxborough, PhD Philosophy, 2016

Manager of Policy, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Cathy Barr, PhD Political Science, 2000

Vice-President, Mission Effectiveness, Imagine Canada

Julia Lalande, PhD History, 2001

Manager (A), High Hazards Unit, Prevention Office, Ministry of Labour

Additional details on panelists.

Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies

Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Scott Library, 2nd Floor Collaboratory

Please register for this workshop.

 

Leveraging your STEM PhD outside of academia (for York PhD students and Postdocs)

Are you interested in a career outside of the academy? Do you want to learn more about how to navigate the world of post-academic careers as a PhD? During this session, connect with professionals in science, technology, engineering and math professions (STEM) and learn more about hiring practices, employer expectations and how to leverage higher education while exploring available career opportunities.

During this panel, professionals will share examples of the range of opportunities available within their fields, the particularities of applying as a PhD and talk about how to translate the skills developed in academia to non-academic careers. The panel will be followed by an open forum where you will have the opportunity to ask the panelists your own questions.

Participating Panelists:

Mathew Dionyssiou, PhD Biology, Life Sciences, 2014

Founding Program Director, PhDs4Hire

David Cappadocia, PhD Kinesiology and Health Science, 2018

Senior Consultant, IQVIA

Laura Reyes, PhD Chemistry

Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada

Ikjyot Singh Kohli, MSc and Ph.D., Mathematics and Physics, 2014

Senior Data Scientist, Cineplex

Shervan Vafa, PhD, Economics, 2015

Manager, Personal Banking Analytics, TD

Additional details on panelists.

Host: The Career Centre & Faculty of Graduate Studies

Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location: 519 Kaneff Tower

Please register for this workshop.

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4. Anthropology Lecture: Interior Frontiers- Concept-Work on Rough Ground Presented by Ann Stoler (March 7, 2019)

It is with pleasure and excitement that the Department of Anthropology invites members of your program to our Department of Anthropology Annual lecture for 2019. Our lecture will be presented by Ann Stoler, the Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research.

Her paper is entitled: Interior Frontiers: Concept-Work on Rough Ground

The lecture is to be delivered in Accolade West, Room 109, Thursday March 7, 2019 at 4:30--6:30 pm.

We hope that you will join us for this event

The official poster is attached. Please distribute widely to faculty and students through your program lists.

Thank you and we hope to see you at this event.

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5. Domestic Violence Before  The Canadian Courts: Intersections,  Impacts, Identities (March 8, 2019)

Friday March 8 2019, Room 2027

JENNIFER KOSHAN (CALGARY LAW) & JANET MOSHER (OSGOODE)

"Domestic violence cases present unique access to justice issues, especially when litigants are required to navigate multiple legal systems. In Canada, parties affected by domestic violence may face legal issues encompassing numerous laws, including criminal, family, child protection, civil protection, housing, social assistance, immigration and refugee laws, each of which has its own legal processes.

This presentation will  explore the extent to which law/policy makers and judges take account of the difficulties and dangers that may arise for these parties when laws and legal systems intersect. Our initial findings indicate that state actors often ignore these intersections or proceed on problematic assumptions about them; they fail to attend to the complexities presented by litigants’ identities, such as their Indigeneity and immigration status; and they tend to minimize the impact of domestic violence on women and children, thereby jeopardizing safety and impeding access to justice

Kindy RSVP bit.ly/DVCOURTS

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6. Real Jobs, Living Wages Forum (March 16, 2019)

Real Jobs, Living Wages Forum

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 4 to 7pm | Oakridge Community Centre | 60 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough

The labour market challenges skilled immigrants, especially women. This community conversation highlights a project conducted by South Asian Women’s Rights Organization (SAWRO) in partnership with COSTI Immigrant Services. The conversation will bring together Bangladeshi community leaders and allies who contributed to the project to discuss the recommendation and to envision tangible next steps.

Hosted by Soma Chatterjee, School of Social Work, York University and Sultana Jahangir, Director of SAWRO.

This event is supported by SAWRO, the York Centre for Asian Research and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University.

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7. Live Performance: SIGMA at the St. Lawrence Centre (March 16 & 17, 2019)

SIGMA

Jane Mallett Theatre

A production from Gandini Juggling

The place where juggling and Bharathanatyam meet is a place of ecstatic geometries. A criss-cross of rhythmic incandescence.

Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-form production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance.

Gandini Juggling have a reputation for innovation, pushing the boundaries of their art form by combining dance and rhythm into their work and forcing the threshold of juggling in its own unique direction. Through Sigma, Gandini add to this multiplicity, investigating virtuoso classical Indian geometries combined with mathematics, rhythm and architecture. Sigma is designed to engage in a dialogue with the viewer, transcending cultural barriers and stimulating imaginations.

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8. Live Performance: Hot Brown Honey at the Bluma Appel Theatre (April 5-7, 2019)

Hot Brown Honey

Bluma Appel Theatre

For the Game Changers, Myth Slayers, Poets, Movers, Music Makers, Ground Breakers, Truth Sayers, Shake em up Women,

Queens, Queers and Risk Takers!

Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that has taken the world by storm. Packing a punch of hip hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system. Fighting the power never tasted so sweet.

*Suitable for ages 16+. Performance contains adult themes, drug references, nudity, coarse language, strobe lights, haze, smoke, loud noises, and trigger warning VAW. May also cause women to feel liberated.

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CALLS: 

1. Call for Proposals: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2019 (March 29, 2019)

Concept

Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge. The objective of the program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.

The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language. Applicants are invited to submit brief proposals. The authors of ten winning proposals will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada client divisions and further develop their ideas into longer policy briefs. The policy briefs will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in late fall 2019.

Eligibility

The  International Policy Ideas Challenge invites applications from graduate students (MA and PhD level) and post-doctoral fellows at a recognized Canadian post-secondary educational institution.

Researchers affiliated with a Canadian non-profit organization (for example, a non-governmental organization or a think tank) who are within six years of graduation from a graduate program at a recognized post-secondary institution will also be considered.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Indeterminate and term employees of the Government of Canada are not eligible to apply. Additionally, employees of Global Affairs Canada, including students and casuals, are not eligible to apply.

For team applications, only the lead researcher is expected to meet the above requirements. The lead researcher may engage collaborators, including those from another country or sector, to support the project. Only the lead researcher is eligible for the monetary award and travel supplement.

Award

Ten winning projects will receive $3,000 each (regardless of whether the proposal is submitted by an individual or a team). The award will be provided upon the submission of the final brief and formal presentation at Global Affairs Canada. In addition to the award, a modest travel supplement maybe provided to facilitate the in-person participation of the lead researcher in the Ideas Symposium.

Themes

Each proposal should offer solutions bridging at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada's mandate: foreign policy, trade, and international development. Ideas should be linked to the themes indicated below; however, proposals related to other emerging issues and trends affecting Canada's international policy will also be considered.

Canada's international role in restoring, strengthening and preserving trust in public institutions, effective multilateralism and a rules-based international system able to effectively address global collective-action challenges.

Implications of climate change for international security and migration policies: Canada's role.

Harnessing the potential of polar science diplomacy and Indigenous knowledge to advance global Arctic cooperation: opportunities and challenges.

Inclusion as a strategic frame for complex policy challenges in Canadian foreign policy, trade and/or international assistance: opportunities and challenges associated with overcoming exclusion and fostering respect for diversity.

Canadian prosperity is dependent on exports. With the passage of Bill C-47 and the pending incorporation of Arms Trade Treaty assessment criteria into Canadian law, how should the Canadian defence, aerospace and ICT industries respond, for example, what amendments should be made to internal compliance procedures and/or Corporate Social Responsibility strategies to address human rights and international humanitarian law concerns?

How can Canada operationalize its commitment to trade diversification in the context of the continued importance of North American economic integration, including with respect to China and the Asia Pacific region?

How can Canada better address the international challenges posed by disinformation and other related cyber threats?

The final product should take the form of a policy brief (not exceeding 4,500 words) and should include a one-page executive summary and policy recommendations. It should be augmented with creative communication tool(s) to convey results (for example, info-graphic, mapping, short video, or other). Winners will have the opportunity to consult on their projects with relevant Global Affairs Canada divisions. The final briefs will be due in September 2019. Previous winners and topics can be found here.

Proposal Requirements

Proposals are not expected to offer solutions. They should demonstrate your ability to gather relevant evidence and conduct unbiased analysis that would allow you to develop solutions in the subsequent, longer policy brief, if you are selected to be part of the Challenge.

Proposals should:

explain why the issue should matter to policy makers;

sketch out the idea and preliminary policy implications;

include a brief methodology for gathering and evaluating evidence;

be related to one of the research priority themes identified above, or justify the choice of a different topic;

draw out original perspectives and innovative solutions;

address the connections between at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada's mandate: foreign policy, trade, and international development; and

not exceed 750 words.

To Apply

To apply, please send the following items as PDF file attachments to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca.

proposal (not to exceed 750 words) signed by the lead researcher;

please ensure that your proposal is saved as a separate PDF file and is not combined in the same file with other application materials; the lead applicant's first and last names should be indicated in the upper-right corner of the proposal;

curriculum vitae for the lead researcher, including his/her/their contact information;

a transcript for the current or most recently completed graduate degree for the lead researcher;

one confidential letter of reference (academic or professional) from a supervisor familiar with the lead applicant's research skills, to be sent directly by the referee to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca; and

if applicable, short biographies of collaborators

Only complete applications will be assessed. Proposals will be evaluated by a Global Affairs Canada-led selection committee on a combination of quality, relevance, feasibility and originality of the idea, as well as the capability and qualifications of the individual(s) to carry the idea to research and policy brief phases.

As part of the assessment process, shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by members of the selection committee. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The names of the winners will be announced on the Global Affairs Canada website by June 30, 2019.

Process and Timeline

Description Date

Call for proposals launch January 31, 2019

Teleconference session to address questions from interested applicants.

Applicants interested in participating in the session should register by February 20, 2019 by sending a message to IPIC-CIPI.POR@international.gc.ca.

Questions regarding this call for proposals should also be submitted to this email address. Only questions received by February 25, 2019 will be addressed during the session. A transcript of questions and answers will be posted on this website following the session.

Please note that Global Affairs Canada cannot provide personalized advice to applicants on their individual situations or the relevance of their research to the themes of the competition. The teleconference session is intended to offer general clarification of the information contained in the call for proposals.

February 27, 2019

Application deadline March 29, 2019

Assessment of applications April 2019

Selection of the ten winning entries Mid-May 2019

Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC announce the winners May/June 2019

Virtual workshop for IPIC winners to discuss their projects with representatives of relevant Global Affairs Canada divisions Early June 2019

Policy briefs due End of Sept. 2019

Ideas Symposium to present final research products to Government of Canada officials at Global Affairs Canada Late fall 2019

Partnership

Global Affairs Canada is pleased to acknowledge the partnership of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in this initiative.

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2. Call for Submissions: Feminist Media Studies- Commentary and Criticism- 19.5 Pregnancy and the Media (April 26, 2019)

Call for submissions

*FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES*

Commentary and Criticism

*19.5 PREGNANCY AND THE MEDIA*

The broad expansion of the post-feminist media landscape of the past couple of decades brought about an increased visibility of spectacularised and idealised ideas of pregnancy – a romanticised “new momism” (Douglas and Michaels, 2004). Alongside these romanticised discourses, though, exist numerous examples of mediated pregnancies that sit outside of such glamorised and perfect representations of pregnancy. This context has also opened up new networked spaces for people to seek and offer support online in relation to pregnancy, as well as spaces to search for or share (self-)representations of pregnancy. The editors of Commentary and Criticism invite short essays that critically consider pregnancy and contemporary media. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

•Media representations of pregnancy

•Pregnancy in the media industries

•Online users and communities’ uses of digital media related to pregnancy

•Celebrity pregnancies

•Mediated pregnancy in relation to diverse intersectionalities including: LGBTQ+, age, race, class, ability

•Audiences’ consumption of mediated pregnancy

•Pregnancy in the context of health communication or health policy in the media

•Onscreen pregnancy and genre

•Neoliberalism, pregnancy and media

The Commentary and Criticism section of *Feminist Media Studies* aims to publish brief (~1000 words), timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Submissions may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider book and event reviews, as well as contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilise critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.

*Please submit contributions by 26 April 2019, via email to both Melanie Kennedy (mjk29@le.ac.uk <mjk29@le.ac.uk>) and Safiya Noble (safiya.noble@usc.edu <safiya.noble@usc.edu>). *We also welcome questions and expressions of interest in advance of the deadline. Submissions for Commentary and Criticism will not be correctly processed if submitted through via the *Feminist Media Studies* site, and should be emailed directly to Drs Kennedy and Noble using the email addresses above.

Please be sure to follow the *Feminist Media Studies* style and referencing guides, which can be found here

<https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rfms20>

3. Call for Papers: Critical Theory in Dark Times: The Prospects for Liberation in the Shadow of the Radical Right (May 1, 2019)

Critical Theory in Dark Times: The Prospects for Liberation in the Shadow of the Radical Right

October 10-13, 2019

International Herbert Marcuse Society, Eighth Biennial Conference

University of California, Santa Barbara

A populism of the radical right is on the rise across the globe. What are the counter-strategies of the left? What role does critical theory play in the current context? Embedded in the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse is the promise that reason, with a proper critical orientation, can provide an emancipatory alternative to the deforming oppressions of a given order. But critical reason is occluded in a one-dimensional society, resulting in a society without meaningful alternatives. Marcuse reminds us that a one-dimensional society with a “smooth, democratic unfreedom” is a society in which there is no fundamental opposition, or where opposition is absorbed and reified into the logic of the system itself. From openly nationalist/fascist/racist parties gaining power in governments across the globe, to institutions manipulated by elites to widen inequalities of wealth and power, to ecological degradation and climate change, to

debt traps as a result of uneven development, to mass incarceration and refugee detention policies, freedom becomes an increasingly abstract illusion under the guise of the “normally” functioning global economic system. We seek papers that address the concerns, challenges, commonalities, and spaces for opposition in the current political context of one-dimensional neoliberal authoritarianism, as well as papers that engage the continued relevance of Herbert Marcuse's analyses/theoretical insights to critical theory. This includes, but is not limited to

addressing questions such as:

● What is Marcuse’s influence today toward a Critical Theory from the Americas? How might we draw on his theoretical perspectives to interpret structural violence, as well as relations among race, class, and gender and the rise of right-wing populism on both American continents?

● As the crises and contradictions of neoliberalism expand, how does a Marcusean analysis sharpen the criticism or explain the rise of the radical right? What networks and/or apparatuses are sustaining authoritarianism(s)?

● Since one-dimensional societies absorb oppositional movements, what steps can we take to move towards a more multi-dimensional consciousness? In what ways are the Black radical tradition, youth, LGBTQ, labor, workers, and indigenous peoples at the forefront of fundamental resistance?

● What are the pathways for revolutionary and systemic change? What are the dialectics of resistance today?

● What role can or should forms of education, including higher education, play as and in forms of resistance?

● Can violence play a role as a means of support and resistance? For precipitating system change?

● How might we theorize an alternative to the "democratic" unfreedom of today that engages human rights?

● What are the implications for radical class or group consciousness in a time of rising right-wing populism? What role might it play? Is there potential for a populism of/on the left?

● How might Marcuse’s vision of radical socialism, a new social order committed to economic, racial and gender equality, sexual liberation, liberation of labor, preservation and restoration of nature, leisure, abundance and peace, inspire organizing today? What is the role of Marcusean aesthetic theory/praxis today?

● How do the culture industry and digital culture create new forms of propaganda and/or sites of resistance?

● What is the relationship between movements or organizing ideas such as #BlackLivesMatter,

#MariellePresente, #MeToo, #EnoughisEnough, #EleNão and Refugees Welcome and the "new left”? What implications do these movements have for progressive politics?

● As basic liberal-democratic values and institutions break down or suffer crises of legitimacy, in what ways does a Marcusean critical theory reveal alternatives to the xenophobic nationalism of the radical right?

Submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to ihms2019@gmail.com by May 1, 2019. Panel proposals and student abstracts are welcomed and encouraged. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/marcusesociety/Home

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OPPORTUNITIES:

1. Job Opportunity:  Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair - SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (March 4, 2019)

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, a .5 FTE position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start September 1, 2019. The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities or the field of Gender and Global Asia.

The RWW Endowment funds a Junior Chair who is expected to perform significant outreach-based activities that bridge academic and non-academic communities. This position will be appointed for a 24-month period (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021). The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, show evidence of teaching potential and public outreach, and be able to participate in departmental and collegial activities.

Applicants must be an emerging scholar with no more than 4 years of experience after the award of the PhD. Applicants should have a completed PhD by 1 February 2019. Responsibilities include: teaching a total of two undergraduate seminar courses each academic year, one of which will include a graduate education component. One of the courses will be delivered in each of the 2020 and 2021 summer semesters (equivalent of a 1/1 teaching load). The Junior Chair will design and deliver one major public event and engage in modest community outreach. The Junior Chair will be asked to participate in the RWW Travelling Speakers program which sends GSWS teachers to address colleges and community groups in the interior and northern areas of BC and/or the Yukon.

The Junior Chair will receive an annual salary of $50, 000/year plus benefits. The Junior Chair will also receive additional funds to support professional development, event outreach, and course development.

The application should include a 2-page cover letter that includes:

•Short (750 word) research statement

•Short description of proposed public conference, workshop or lecture series, and community outreach envisioned

Additionally, please provide:

•A current C.V. which indicates date of conferral of doctoral degree

•A brief one-page description for each proposed undergraduate course

Please consult the Department’s website at http://www.sfu.ca/gsws for samples of courses currently taught by GSWS. Completed applications must be emailed to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at rwwad@sfu.ca and received no later than 4 March 2019. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies respectfully acknowledges that SFU is on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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2. Job Opportunity: Consultancy: Staff Up-Skilling on Social and Gender Norm Change at Plan International (March 4, 2019)

Deadline: 4 March 2019

Location: Flexible

Organization: Plan International

Based on the commitment of the Global Goals to leave no one behind, Plan International has devised four global outcome areas to empower children to realise their potential and bring about equality for girls. These outcome areas are: Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive. Plan International’s ambition is focused on girls because they are most at risk of being left behind and a major effort is required to ensure they are treated equally. Nonetheless, Plan International works with all children, especially when there is disadvantage and urgent need. Sitting within our four global outcome areas are Plan International's six areas of global distinctiveness (AoGDs). These areas will make up a growing proportion of our programming and influencing work.

Plan International aims to significantly develop staff capacities in these areas in both development and humanitarian settings.

Plan International’s AoGDs are:

Inclusive, safe quality education (Learn)

Skills and opportunities for youth employment and entrepreneurship (Learn)

Girls, boys and youth as active drivers of change (Lead)

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for girls and young women (Decide)

Early childhood development (Thrive)

Gender-transformative child protection

Overall Objective  To implement a process to kick-start learning and up-skilling on social and gender norm change for Plan International that builds: 1. A shared understanding of what social and gender norms are and how changes in these can be achieved through programming and influencing work; 2. Improved skills among staff for analysis of when social and gender norms are drivers of practices and behaviours of interest for the Plan International's Areas of Global Distinctiveness and for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social and gender norm change programming and influencing activities.

Specific Objectives

Development of an action learning package with materials and resources that can be used in face-to-face and online learning sessions on social norm change, with an emphasis on gender norms.

Design and facilitation of a 2.5/3-day workshop5 for validating the action learning package

Technical support and guidance for the development of a learning agenda for Plan International’s new (internal) Social and Gender Norm Change Community of Practice (COP) so it becomes a platform for sharing and discussion between different parts of the organisation.

How to apply:

Plan International is inviting interested parties to provide proposals to work on this consultancy. Please use the reference "RFQ FY19-014 - Staff Up-Skilling on Social and Gender Norm Change" in all communications.

Completed bids should be submitted no later than Monday 4 March 2019.

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3. Job Opportunity:  Finance Manager at Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (March 7, 2019)

Deadline: 7 March 2019

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1915, working worldwide for peace and security (www.wilpf.org for more information) with two international offices in Geneva and in New York City.

Job Purpose

Finance Manager (FM) ’s primary responsibility as the head of finance is to maintain the financial health of the organisation. She/he maintains the organisation budget, oversees accounting and grants management, and supervises the Finance Associate and the Grant and Finance Coordinator. The FM follows all accounting compliance and observes all policies and mandated procedures.

Main responsibilities

Budgeting/Reporting

Develop and manage the annual WILPF budget in consultation with relevant persons;

Manage financial planning, monitor changes, and produce short-term projections;

Produce quarterly financial reports to present to the Standing Finance Committee,

Oversee financial reporting to donors,

Prepare reports on actual and forecast WILPF’s financial position, cash flows and operations..

Financial strategy and management

Develop and analyse information to assess WILPF’s current and future financial status;

Develop and implement improvements to the reporting system, accounting practices and internal processes and to maintain the financial health of WILPF;

Manage WILPF’s cash flow against cash flow forecasts;

Administer the payment process and authorise expenses according to delegations.

Grants Financial Management

Supervise financial management of grants,

Administer monitoring and reporting to donors,

Provide financial planning & forecasting, fundraising support,

Oversee capacity support to sub-grantees.

Internal Control/Auditing

Maintain an internal control environment. Improve the overall financial policy, procedure manual, for adequate financial controls to mitigate the risks;

Implement the internal controls. Ensure that applicable laws, regulations and donor requirements or restrictions are complied with; manage and guide employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used;

Oversee financial review and assessment of funds forwarded to partners;

Review outgoing partner contracts (sub-grants);

Coordinate and lead the annual audit process liaising with the auditor;

Lead project and grant audits liaising with the auditor.

Accounting/Bookkeeping

Maintain records of all financial transactions;

Oversee bookkeeping for the Geneva office transactions;

Oversee project/programme and grants accounting;

Oversee monthly reconciliations and accounts reconciliations;

Manage fixed assets for the purposes of financial accounting and safeguard through the maintenance of the Assets Register;

Lead the preparation of yearly financial statements, work in close collaboration with CPA firm;

Fulfil relevant taxation obligations of the organisation.

Education and Experience:

University degree in finance/accounting, business administration, public administration or equivalent.

Minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar position

Previous relevant experience in NGOs or international organisations

Experience in grants management

Experience in improving internal controls and processes

Experience in committee work (preferably as a member of an oversight committee) is a plus

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@wilpf.org with “Application for Finance Manager position” in the subject for consideration.

Applications deadline: 7th March 2019 – 23:59 Geneva time

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4. Job Opportunity: Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) (March 18, 2019)

Deadline: 18 March 2019

Location: District of Columbia, USA

Organization: Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Mission

DVRP’s mission is to address, prevent, and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse. DVRP envisions a world that is free of violence and oppression. DVRP’s work is based in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Position

As a partner to the executive director and other board members, the Board Chair will provide leadership to DVRP. The Board Chair will support and sustain the work of DVRP and provide governance leadership and strategic fundraising support. Specific responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance, and oversight:

Being a trusted advisor to the Executive Director

Developing (in collaboration with the Executive Director and other board members)and implementing DVRP’s strategic plan

Developing and managing relationships and communicating with: funders, partners, and other stakeholders

As a board member, approving DVRP’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by DVRP for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics

Coordinating an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director

Assisting the Executive Director and Governance/HR Committee in recruiting board members

Periodically consulting with board members on their roles and helping them assess their performance

Planning, presiding over, and facilitating board and committee meetings; partnering with the Executive Director to ensure that board resolutions are carried out

Acting as an ambassador for the organization

Ensuring Executive Director’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities DVRP serves

Fundraising:

In collaboration with the Executive Director, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering DVRP’s overall financial health

Personally treating DVRP as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift

Ensuring that 100 percent of DVRP’s board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity and meets at least their $2,000 minimum contribution per year over the duration of their two-year term

Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts

Board terms:

DVRP’s Board Chair (and board members) will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly (rotating in-person and calls) and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. The Chair’s responsibilities will take approximately 10-12 hours per month.

Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of DVRP’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of board leadership. The selected Board Chair will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector

Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member or board chair

Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit

A commitment to and understanding of DVRP’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience

Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with natural affinity for public speaking

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of DVRP’s beneficiaries

Service on DVRP’s board of directors is without remuneration, including administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.

How to apply:

Please contact Krittika Ghosh at krittika@dvrp.org with a letter of interest and resume, by March 18th, 2019.

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5. Job Opportunity: Senior U.S Digital Campaigner at 350.org (March 20, 2019)

Deadline: 20 March 2019

Location: Flexible, within the USA

Organization: 350.org

350.org is looking for an experienced, skilled and strategic Senior Digital Campaigner. The Senior Digital Campaigner will serve on the US Digital team, manage 1-2 digital campaigners and drive bold, effective multi-platform digital campaigns. This includes developing and implementing digital strategy for iconic campaigns against major fossil fuel projects (like Keystone XL and Line 3), and other Keep It In The Ground (KIITG) campaigns, engaging in key mobilizations, and collaborating with 350.org staff and partners on online-to-offline organizing and mobilization strategy.

Job summary

We’re looking for a creative, driven, flexible, and savvy Senior Digital Campaigner to drive bold, effective campaigns in the United States with an eye towards building long-term grassroots power.

We’re looking for someone who thrives on a team but can work independently remotely; is comfortable using digital tactics and tools to organize communities; excited by the fast pace of rapid-response campaigning; has some understanding of climate change and US politics; is excited to work in coalitions with a diverse range of partners; is an excellent writer with acute attention to detail; has advanced technical skills and is a quick learner, and able to think outside the box and craft compelling content under short time-frames.

We’re also looking for someone with project and people management experience who can independently and collaboratively lead some important areas of our US work, build partnerships with other organizations, and bridge offline and online action to build the climate movement.

And finally, we’re looking for someone who is committed to building a better world, and with the talent and heart to deliver.

Is that you?

Specific responsibilities include:

Work with NA Digital Campaigns Manager to support long-term digital goals for US campaign work

Develop digital strategies and implement campaign plans to help 350 and partners fight pipelines and keep fossil fuels in the ground as well as grow the climate movement in breadth and depth

Craft compelling emails, social media, graphics/memes, and websites to support campaign goals, educate 350.org’s audiences on climate change, and shine a light on inspiring stories from the climate movement, particularly frontline voices

Identify, cultivate, and coordinate with partner organizations and coalitions as needed to accomplish strategic and/or growth goals

Drive online audiences to take offline action and support 350.org’s mobilization efforts with strategic digital recruitment

Engage offline action takers and supporters with compelling digital content that deepens their commitment, invites them to take further action, and empowers them to connect with the broader climate movement

Use digital metrics to analyze and identify key lessons from campaigns and projects — and use those metrics to share learnings and recommendations with digital and non-digital campaigners alike to help teams strengthen future work

Mentor and train digital and non-digital organizers on digital strategy, tools, and tactics

Liaise between project teams, the US digital team, and global digital team, as well as work with the communications team to develop aligned messaging and content

Manage 1-2 Digital Campaigners and supervise the work of contractors and interns

Consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects

Willing to travel to cover campaign actions or mobilizations, as needed

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

3-5 years of experience in digital campaigning in support of movement-building activities

1-2 years of management experience

Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with fluency in English. Ability to write for a variety of audiences and platforms

Experience with intersectional advocacy work on issues of race, class, and gender

Strategic campaign development expertise and excellent problem-solving skills

Highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality

A resilient and flexible team player who is a fast learner, can handle a fast paced, high pressure, highly collaborative team culture

Efficient time and workload management skills

Experience using the online platforms employed by the digital team, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Action Kit, Action Network and WordPress

Experience at the intersection of online and offline organizing, mobilization, and direct action.

Apply online here https://350.org/jobs/?gh_jid=1565672

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6. Job Opportunity: Regional Advocacy Associate at The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) (March 22, 2019)

Deadline: 22 March 2019

Location: Kampala, Uganda or Flexible

Organization: The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA)

The Regional Advocacy Associate will report to the Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer and will work with the entire regional team at the SIHA secretariat. The RAA will serve as a critical member of the Regional Advocacy team, supporting the staff on the team including: Regional Director, Regional Programme Coordinator and the Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer. The RAA will also provide broad support to the other members of the team, and provide general support and handle other communications and advocacy duties as necessary.

Main responsibilities

Support SIHA’s advocacy and communications function in the implementation and monitoring of all campaigns being conducted within the Horn of Africa region;

Support all advocacy activities to enhance SIHA’s visibility at both national and international level;

Be up-to-date with global, continental, regional and national (including at local level) issues on gender equality to ensure proper and immediate advocacy response;

Support the development of communication materials, including briefing materials and press releases, for SIHA events in coordination with relevant staff members;

Contribute to the development of policy papers, press statements, gender alerts and briefings required for SIHA advocacy, as well as occasional contribution to public statements, press releases, and other outreach communications;

Contribute to the development and refinement of the quarterly SIHA Regional newsletter and assist the different Area Coordinators in development of the in-country bulletins;

Support the development, planning and organization of advocacy activities for SIHA and joint SIHA campaigns;

Support development of messaging on issues on women rights, challenging all forms of violence against women and girls, and gender equality – as laid out in the SIHA strategy and approaches of programming;

Support in drawing campaign strategies and work-plans with monthly highlights following the different regional and in-country campaigns schedule;

Support in collaboration with network members and stakeholder partners on coordination of advocacy and campaign activities;

Support in the creation of advocacy activities and campaign production schedules, including social media, monitor activity and notify stakeholders of relevant outcomes and plans;

Contribute to creation of messages and productions to be used in the media, outreach and commemorative events;

Profile

The candidate for this position should have strong knowledge and understanding of the Horn of Africa, specifically, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia. Strong writing skills, A commitment to women’s rights and the principles of gender equality and interest in social movements is essential; SIHA will be interested in individual applicants with commitment to indigenous civil society and in growing and inclusive civil space in the Horn and eastern of Africa and it is essentiality in facilitating and enabling women’s rights and development across the Horn of Africa.

Other requirements:

Strong combination of studies and work experience in the fields of women, human rights and development in the African context, East and Horn of Africa;

Strong political orientation and understanding of the regional dynamics

Have at least 3 to 5 years of work experience in the field of gender and/or development cooperation preferably within civil society, human rights NGOs or donor organizations, with preference being focused work in the human rights field and similar sectors;

Strong academic background, with a bachelor’s education preferably;

Flexibility and ability to shift priorities based on changes of context;

Good understanding of the Horn of Africa political and social context, and knowledge of the regional and international mechanisms/dynamics influencing the region;

Strong writing skills – fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite, with knowledge of other regional languages an added value;

Strong communication, networking and advocacy skills;

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing their motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s Human Resources Department humanresourcesiha@gmail.com by 22nd March 2019.

Please enter “Application Materials: SIHA Regional Advocacy Associate” in the subject line.

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7. Summer Institute on Sexuality at the University of Amsterdam, Graduate School of Social Sciences (April 1, 2019)

This advanced programme on human sexuality examines the complexity and changing interactions over time between the self, the body, culture, and power -- and also how this complexity is conceptualized and organized culturally, politically and epistemologically. This year, we will be introducing three new topics: sexology, comprehensive sexuality education, and studies on the construction of difference in contemporary sexualities and intimacies.

Programme at a glance

Academic dates: 7 July - 1 August

Housing dates: 6 July - 5 August

Academic fee: € 2350

Housing fee: € 675 for private rooms with shared facilities and 750 for private rooms with private facilities and € 75 refundable deposit. For more information, see Housing and practical matters.

Credits: 10 European Credits

Who is this programme for? Current Master and PhD students, as well as working professionals with considerable experience in the field. All students must have a Bachelors degree (minimum).

Academic director: Diane di Mauro

Early application deadline: 10 January 2019

Regular application deadline: 1 April 2019

Programme description

During this four-week advanced programme, participants will build on their already extensive knowledge of sexuality as it intersects with ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, and will deepen their familiarity with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced within research, programmatic, and advocacy venues. After an introductory module and professional identities and values clarrification, this year's Summer Institute will focus on:

Sexual politics in the Netherlands, past and present

Sexology (arousal, sexual problems, and development - presented from a biopsychosocial approach from a Dutch perspective)

Comprehensive sexuality education (positive sexual development, best practices, and models for implementation and contextualization)

Sexuality and religion

The construction of difference in contemporary sexualities and intimacies (in (non)traditional relationships)

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and human rights

Each year, the Summer Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience.  Participants engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches.  Participants benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.

As the host city for the Summer Institute, Amsterdam is an ideal location. The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society. If you would like to broaden your knowledge with other graduate and PhD students and professionals on this list of topics, we invite you to apply at the link above.

Study load

The programme schedule from Monday to Thursday includes:

Morning lecture (2.5 hours)

Lunch break (1 hour; provided by the University)

Afternoon session (2.5 hours: includes film screenings, debates, discussions, and lectures)

On Fridays, participants will conduct independent research.

Credit Transfer

As a Summer Institute student you receive a participation certificate with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. The programme is the equivalent of a 10 European Credits (or 3 American credits) module. Students are responsible for ensuring that their home university will accept the credits and final credit conversions need to be made by the home university. If you have questions about credit transfer, or need more information on the programme for your home university's administration, please email us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.

For more information on scholarships, other programmes and how to apply, visit our website at gsss.uva.nl/summer.